This box was painted by a talented family tandem of The Komogorovs Konstantine and Svetlana.
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The box shows a scene from the Russian fairy-tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful".
One merchant has a daughter, and before her mother died she asked daugther to come to her and gave her a doll. She said- When you will be in trouble, just feed the doll and it'll help. Suddenly she died and later on merchant has married another woman with two daughter. The girl's cruel stepmother sending her to the forest to ask Baba-Yaga to give her work. It is the stepmother's pretext, in fact she wants Baba-Yaga to kill the girl. In the forest Vasilisa meets Baba-Yaga and three riders: the Red Sun Rider, the Dark Night Rider, and the Bright Day Rider. But, finally, this tale has a happy end. The handsome Prince offers the girl his hand and heart and inviteed her in his marvelous palace.
On this composition we can see Vasilisa, Baba Yaga and a Prince. On the backstage we can see one of three riders, the Dark Night Rider. The girl holds in her hands the doll that helps her to fulfill very difficult tasks given by Baba-Yaga.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The interior of the work is covered with red lacquer, the exterior is covered with rich ornamentation. The lid is hinged from the top of the scene, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist names the Komogorovs, the title ("Fairy Tale").
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